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Embassy of Ireland Ambassador’s Residence

Yarralumla, Canberra

The Embassy of Ireland’s Ambassador’s Residence provides the main reception facilities for the Irish Embassy, as well as the private residence for the Ambassador, their family and visiting dignitaries.

 

The residence’s design responds to the aesthetic simplicity and proportions of the earlier chancery building, designed by Philip Cox in 1966. While respecting its heritage, it simultaneously projects an image of Ireland today – prosperous, productive and innovative.

Steep-pitched grey-tiled roof forms fringed with extended horizontal verandas and pergolas form the aesthetic and expand of the original Irish farm vernacular. Horizontal white walls extend out to define the various outdoor spaces while carefully providing privacy and security between the residence, the chancellery, and the formal entrance to the site.

Awards

State Award for Residential Architecture – Houses, RAIA ACT 2004

Technical Information

City
Yarralumla, Canberra
Year
2003
Client
Irish Ambassador's Residence
Status
Completed, 2002-2003
Key Consultants
Rogers & Jefferies, Rudds Consulting Engineers, THCS
Builder
Project Coordination
Cost
$3,900,000
Gross Floor Area
900m2